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Federal Government approves ₦280.1m for Ex-Presidents to acquire Cars


The Federal Government has approved the release of ₦280.1 million to former presidents and heads of states for the purchase of cars, Punch reports.

Vehicles worth ₦280.1 million were to be purchased for the former leaders, but it was reportedly decided for cash payments to be made instead.

₦40 million has reportedly been released already, with ₦240.1 million still to be released.

The former leaders include Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, Shehu Shagari, Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Babangida, and Ernest Shonekan.

Vehicles worth ₦120 million was also approved in 2017 for former Vice Presidents, Punch reports.

The former Vice Presidents include Abubakar Atiku, Namadi Sambo, the late Alex Ekwueme, and all former chiefs of general staff.

For 2018, another ₦96 million has reportedly been budgeted for the procurement of vehicles for former presidents, and ₦90m for former Vice Presidents.

Source: Punch


  1. Is this really the fairest thing this government can do to Nigerians whom majority are finding it so difficult to feed? I guess this quest for power by fair or foul means will never stop in this country with this kind of government insensitivity to the plight of majority of Nigerians. My guess is that someday the afflicted majority will be compelled to halt it in their own way. This is a clear diversion from the mantra of this government. May God help the suffering majority in this crippled country bedeviled with clueless cabals to overcome the wicked grip of the powerful minority.


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